WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE
KRISTEN WIIG (Audrey) from her breakout performance in
Saturday Night Live to the Oscar-nominated
film Bridesmaids, Wiig has become a formidable voice - not only as an actor, but
as a writer and
producer in the industry. She has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards, two SAG
Awards, a Golden
Globe Award, and received an Oscar nomination for co-writing Bridesmaids.
Wiig's upcoming projects include Bless the Harts, for which she will lend her
voice, and executive
produce, alongside Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Ike Barinholtz premiering this
fall. Next summer, Wiig
will star as Cheetah alongside Gal Gadotin Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984,
which will mark her
debut into the DC comics/action film universe and will be released by Warner
Bros. on June 5th, 2020.
This summer Wiig begins production on the comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista
del Mar, which she cowrote, produced and will star alongside Annie Mumolo.
Gloria Sanchez Productions, led by Jessica
Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay will produce, Josh Greenbaum will direct,
and Lionsgate will
release in 2020.
Wiig's recent film credits include Alexander Payne's social satire
Downsizing, alongside Matt Damon;
Darren Aronofsky's Mother!; Ridley Scott's Golden-Globe winning and
Oscar-nominated The Martian;
and Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Additional film credits
include Paul Feig's Ghostbusters;
Ben Stiller's Zoolander 2; Liza Johnson's Hateship Loveship; Adam McKay's
Anchorman 2: The Legend
Continues, in which she stars as Chani Lastname opposite Steve Carell; Judd
Apatow's Knocked Up; Girl
Most Likely; Friends with Kids; Greg Mottola's Paul and Adventureland; All Good
Things alongside Ryan
Gosling; MacGruber alongside Will Forte; Drew Barrymore's Whip It; Ghost Town;
and Walk Hard.
Wiig's extensive voice-over work has been a part of some of the most
successful animated films,
including the Despicable Me franchise (Lucy); the How to Train Your Dragon
franchise (Ruffnut); and
Sony Pictures' Sausage Party (Brenda). Other voice acting credits include an
episode of the Netflix show
Big Mouth, in which she voices Jessi's Vagina; Cartoon Network's The Looney
Toons Show, for which Wiig
received an Emmy nomination; The Simpsons; and the Oscar nominated film Her,
which she lent her
voice as SexyKitten.
Wiig's varied performances in independent films has included some of her most
lauded work including
Craig Johnson's critically-acclaimed The Skeleton Twins, in which she starred
opposite Bill Hader;
Sebastian Silva's Nasty Baby, written and directed by Silva (Crystal Fairy); the
The Diary of a Teenage Girl, directed by Marielle Heller in which Wiig starred
alongside Bel Powley; and
Welcome to Me, directed by Shira Piven and produced by Wiig and Gary Sanchez
Some of Wiig's most memorable television performances include her portrayal
of Pamela Brinton in two
seasons of Will Forte's Emmy-nominated comedy series Last Man on Earth; her
portrayal of Courtney in
Netflix's remake Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Wet Hot American
Years Later; and her role in the Will Ferrell produced IFC series The Spoils of
Babylon, for which she
received Emmy and SAG nominations. Wiig has also guest-starred in NBC's 30 Rock;
HBO's Bored to
Death; Arrested Development; Comedy Central's Drunk History; and IFC's Flight of
the Concords and
In 2012, Wiig finished her seventh and final season as a cast member on NBC's
revered show Saturday
Night Live. During her time on SNL, Wiig received four Emmy nominations for
Actress in a Comedy Series, playing such memorable characters as the Target
Lady, Lawrence Welk
singer Doonese, the irritating one-upper Penelope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
and Suze Orman. In
2013, Wiig was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
for her return as a
host on the show.
In 2011, Wiig co-wrote, produced and starred in the critically acclaimed
breakout film Bridesmaids, cowritten with Annie Mumolo, for which they were
nominated for an Academy Award, Writers Guild
Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay. Wiig was also nominated for
a Golden Globe for
Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical, along with the film being nominated for a
Golden Globe for Best
Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. Bridesmaids also received a SAG nomination
Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
A native of Rochester, New York, Wiig began her career as a main company
member of the Los Angeles based improvisational and sketch comedy group, The
Groundlings. Wiig currently resides in Los Angeles.
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